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Due to a “suspicious” powder, Montgomery County police department’s 4th District station in Wheaton was evacuated Wednesday.

According to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Blanca Kling, someone found suspicious powder in an envelope taken from a mailbox. Concerned, the person took it to the Wheaton station at 2300 Randolph Road shortly after 4:30 p.m., Kling said.

The building was evacuated as a precaution, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer.

There were no reports of illness or injury, he said.

A hazardous materials team was on the scene as of 5 p.m. and had not yet determined what the substance was, Piringer said.

Randolph Road was closed between Georgia Avenue and Glenmont Circle, Kling said.



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